RAID Try Freediving2020-07-07T12:08:41+01:00
RAID Freediving centre

RAID Try Freediving Course

A fantastic introduction to the exciting sport of freediving

Taught by some of the world’s most experienced freediving instructors, our Try Freediving course will introduce you to the history and development of freediving and give you the chance to experience it for yourself.

You’ll learn about buddying and freediving equipment, how to breathe correctly, how to hold your breath safely, and uncover the secrets of the mammalian dive reflex. You’ll then get the chance to put it all into practice in the pool. Static and dynamic apnea sessions will prove how long you can hold your breath for and how far you can swim underwater. You’ll be amazed at what you’re capable of – especially when you strap on a pair of long freediving fins to power your way through the water.

FREEDIVING COURSE COST £295

Payment can be made in increments with an initial deposit of £50, or  £125 for the pool & theory section, and finally a payment of £170 to complete the open water. Alternatively the full amount can be made at the start.

Price includes, all equipment, course materials and pool fees. Entrance fees to dive site are charged separately if applicable.

The Try Freediving course lasts 3 1/2 hours, split between the classroom and the pool. You’ll learn the theory first before getting into the water for static apnea and dynamic apnea sessions. We’ll provide you with all the kit you need including a wetsuit. We keep course numbers low so you can learn at your own pace under the watchful eye of our skilled, experienced instructors.

This course is a pre-requisite if you’d like to come to our freediving club pool training sessions or the Monofin Fundamentals course. We also offer you a lifetime guarantee*, so after the course you have the benefit of our continued support on your freediving journey.

Before booking please make sure you read our Terms and Conditions and medical statement

What’s included

  • Pool hire
  • Theory material
  • Tuition
  • Equipment hire (including wetsuit hire)
  • Lifetime guarantee*

Lifetime guarantee details
For as long as Go Freediving is trading, we will happily answer your questions and provide advice via email, telephone or in person about freediving (within the scope of your course). So if you have any queries about kit, training, where to go freediving abroad, or how to improve your technique, we’ll be there for you.

Wetsuits

Wetsuit hire is included in the price of our Try Freediving courses however if you already have a wetsuit then we recommend you bring it as it is likely to be a better fit for you. Scuba wetsuits are suitable as long as they’re at least 5mm thick. Triathlon suits tend to be less suitable as they don’t have hoods – although the course is held in a heated pool, you can get cold during static apnea.

1/4: PICK A COURSE DATE

Find the next available AIDA 2 course from the google calendar below.

If you cannot find any dates for the above course, please contact steve@freedivers.co.uk or call +44 (0) 7940 998915 and we will accommodate you the best we can.

NOTE: Make sure you have the correct course location as there may be a few.

2/4: PAY NOW

Reserve your spot on the course by making the corresponding payment on the next page.

3/4: DOWNLOAD FORMS

When you purchase the course you will receive your Medical & Liability forms, please bring them filled in and signed on the day. NOTE: If you have answered ‘yes’ in any of the questions then you will need a doctor’s signature to verify it is safe for you to take part in freediving.

4/4: ALL DONE

Congratulations – you’re all done. We will send you an email in the next day or two with further course information including some exercises to start off with.

Are there any hidden costs?2020-07-07T11:50:29+01:00

Course fees include pool fees and equipment. For AIDA courses the certification costs are due at the end of the course you wish to be signed off for, normally 20 Euros per certification. The PADI courses include the first certification when you purchase the Freediver Touch. Open water fees are not included, some sites are free, some charge and that is payable locally.

Is all the equipment included?2020-07-07T11:50:28+01:00

Yes – all equipment is provided, the school carries full kit, enough to kit several groups at once, so sizing is rarely an issue.

Cross overs – if I am already a certified Freediver with another agency?2020-07-07T11:50:28+01:00

We have a cross over chart so that we can enrol you onto the appropriate course. Also those agencies that are not recognised, we can find fair ways of enrolling you onto the appropriate course and getting value from it. A freediver is a freediver, as well as rules being rules.

What is the minimum age?2020-07-07T11:50:28+01:00

18 years to become an AIDA Freediver, if you have parental permission and you are joining with a parent, the age is 16 years of age.

From the time I complete the pool and theory, and do the open water, how long do I have to complete the qualification?2020-07-07T11:50:28+01:00

12 months unless you visit us in-between that time and do some refresher training, then it can last another 12 months from that date. It is also possible to be signed off at the Pool Freediver level you are at (you would be charged a nominal fee for the certification if doing it using this method). Most people however want to move onto the open water section of the course and complete the full  Freediver course.

Do I need to be fit to do this course?2020-07-07T11:50:28+01:00

You can get fit doing the sport! General health is important for safety, you will get a medical form to fill in, it is a self-declaration form. If you have any significant medical problems (heart/lungs, diabetes, asthma for example) you would need to see a Doctor first to see if the sport was for you. Many people have mild symptoms that do not preclude them from the sport with a Doctors permission, however a serious condition would likely stop you. You will benefit from a basic level of fitness, but being slightly overweight or slightly unfit won’t stop you from doing really well in the course. It is something you can work on.

Is there any self-study to do?2020-07-07T11:50:28+01:00

We have put together some useful exercises and a reading pack for you to help you during the course. It is not compulsory to do this, however highly recommended.

Instructors

Steve Millard
Steve MillardAIDA Freediving Instructor Trainer & PADI Master Freediving Instructor
Gary Lowe
Gary LoweFreediving Instructor & Aida International Judge
John Moorcroft
John MoorcroftAthlete, Spearfishing & Freediving Instructor
Mandy Buckley
Mandy BuckleyFreediving Instructor & Aida International Judge
Matthias Ruttimann
Matthias RuttimannAthlete & Freediving Instructor
Bart Lubecki
Bart LubeckiAthlete & Freediving Instructor